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49 new Justice Court judges to take office in January

Forty-nine new Justice Court judges completed two weeks of intensive judicial training in Jackson. The judges will take office in January. The state has a total of 198 Justice Court judges. New judges who completed the course are: Whitney Adams and Bo Agnew, Rankin County; Lisa Bell, Sunflower County; Shirley Blakley, Noxubee County; Jeremy Blaylock, Alcorn County; Teresa Bozeman, Copiah ...

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Boyd joins Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine

Dylan W. Boyd, AGACNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Pulmonary Medicine to work alongside physicians in providing comprehensive COPD management to patients. Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a ...

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Merit Health Central names employee and managers of the Year

Merit Health Central has named its 2019 employee and managers of the year. Erica Smith, BSN, RN, CIC, infection control coordinator, was named Employee of the Year. Jan Cossitt, emergency medical services coordinator, was named Non-Clinical Manager of the Year. Elvie Willis, MSW, LCSW, director of behavioral health services, was named Clinical Manager of the Year. Smith joined Merit Health ...

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Reeves says Mississippi emergency director is keeping job

Mississippi’s incoming governor is keeping the state emergency director. Greg Michel was appointed head of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency by current Gov. Phil Bryant in June 2018. The Republican governor-elect, Tate Reeves, takes office Jan. 14 and is in the process of choosing leaders for some state agencies. Reeves said on Twitter that Michel is “the man for the job,” ...

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Man dies after being shot by police officer in Mississippi

A man has died after he was shot by a police officer in south Mississippi, a Hattiesburg police spokesman said. The spokesman, Ryan Moore, told the Hattiesburg American that the man was armed. His name wasn’t immediately released. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon off U.S. Highway 98, near Turtle Creek Mall, when police responded to a call for service. Moore said the ...

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Flood control district will stop collecting taxes for now

A north Mississippi flood control district will stop collecting property taxes while it seeks to resolve claims that board members illegally paid themselves more than $350,000. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the Town Creek Master Water Management District filed an agreement in court last week to temporarily halt tax collections. State Auditor Shad White found in March that district ...

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Pleasant joins Phi Theta Kappa as advancement services specialist

Harmonese Pleasant has joined Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) as an advancement services specialist in the Ph Theta Kappa Foundation. The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation secures the resources to support the values, vision, and priorities of Phi Theta Kappa. Pleasant will develop and maintain relationships with alumni, donors, and partners; process and acknowledge gifts and donations received by the ...

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Forrest General announces annual employee awards

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg presented annual awards for top employees, leadership and physicians. Employee of the Year: Shirley Carter, Family Medicine Residency Clinic/Employee Health Services. We C.A.R.E. Awards: Tina Bolton, dietetic aide, Food and Nutrition; Samantha Clark, PharmD, Pharmacy; Patricia Clinton, RN, ESN, CMSRN, Wound Care; Teresa Dueitt, ACNP, Palliative and Supportive Care. We C.A.R.E. Physician Award: Andrew Queler, ...

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Bradley selects first BYC Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program participants

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP  is pleased to announce that University of Mississippi School of Law (Ole Miss Law) first-year students Brittney N. Jackson and Allison E. Payne have been selected as the first Bessie Young Council (BYC) Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program participants at the firm. Jackson and Payne will work as Bradley winter associates Dec. 16-20 in the ...

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Golding Barge Line upping its Vicksburg stakes by $20M

» New boats, barges and hires coming to family-owned company By TED CARTER Sustained growth in moving both raw crude oil and refined petroleum along America’s inland waterways has led Vicksburg’s Golding Barge Line to invest $20 million in new boats, barges and vessel hands. The investment is expected to gain Golding Barge Line 25 workers. Some will work from ...

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